The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has said the comments credited to the representative of the supervising minister of education, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, before the House of Representatives’ Committee on Education on the welfare of the striking lecturers of polytechnics and colleges of education in the country is an indication that the minister has a secret agenda against the institutions.

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Nyesom Wike

In a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday and signed by Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the senior special assistant on Media to the its chairman in the state, the APC alleged that Wike’s representative told the House Committee on Education that there was no provision for the payment of salary arrears of the striking lecturers in the 2014 budget of the Federal Ministry of Education.

The party said “Any doubts about Wike’s wickedness became erased when he two days ago informed the House Committee on Education through a representative that the Ministry of Education under his watch made no provision for the salary arrears of striking polytechnic and college of education lecturers in the 2014 Budget of the Ministry.”

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